Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Recommended Training!

Dog Obedience Training

Dog Training Basics

Dog behavior training is the only way to achieve behavior from your dog that would be considered acceptable and there is no value to becoming upset with our pet if this training has not been given.
Dog Training Tip: A dog with training will know his boundaries and what it is you expect of him, this in turn will lead to a happier household and a healthy, happy dog.

Dog Training will give your dog:

 Confidence enough to allow you to check for illness or injury, even administer medication
 Good manners enabling him to spend more time with people. This in turn means more supervision, less boredom and less opportunity for mischief
 The need to be close to you, waiting instructions and praise building a continuing bond
 Less dog behavior problems while he will run or walk beside you on the leash without pulling or dragging. This will encourage you for more walks and exercise which in turn enables you to spend more time together
 Understanding and action too familiar phrases such as “drop it” and “leave it alone”. These dog obedience training phrases along with teaching him places that are out of bounds, limiting access to dangerous places, will ensure his safety and well being
 The obedience to immediately sit because you have said it regardless of imminent danger. A still dog is often a safe dog especially while he will remain in that position
 An understanding of his boundaries, what’s expected of him and this in turn will give him fewer anxieties. Less stress will ensure a healthier dog
Good dog bevavior from training will help prevent tragedy, develop better relationships

Dog Training Tip: Remember however a well-trained dog needs supervision, instruction and boundaries. This will include physical boundaries. Allowing your pet to walk, run or roam outside of a fenced area or off of a leash is putting him and others in danger.

Dog Training Schools

There are many puppy and dog behavior training classes available. These can be found in the yellow pages, even local park or recreation departments may offer classes in your neighbourhood. Of course you could always seek a recommendation from fellow dog walkers, as many of them will already have knowledge of dog obedience training.

Dog Training Tip: Even if you have dog behavior problems when selecting your dog training school you must select dog obedience training that is right for you.

 Good quality obedience instructors are knowledgeable about many different types of training methods and use techniques that neither the dogs nor their owners find consistently unpleasant.
 Good training methods focus on reinforcing good dog behavior and use correction sparingly, appropriately and humanely.
 Excessive use of choke chains or pinch collars is not appropriate or humane training methods.
 The best dog obedience training instructors communicate well with people as well as dogs. Remember they must instruct you on how to train your dog.
 The basic obedience course may not deal with a specific dog behavior problem. If you’re seeking help with housesoiling, barking, aggression or separation anxiety, ask if the course covers these issues – do not assume it will.
 Avoid anyone whose methods focus on punishment, or who wants to take your dog and train him without you. Effective training must include you and your dog within the environment you interact

Dog Training Tip: Ask the instructor what training methods are used and how the instructor and staff were trained. Ask to observe a class, if you’re refused an observation, or if your observation results in anything that makes you uncomfortable, look elsewhere.

While researching effective dog training schools you may wish to visit the library or check the Internet as there are many excellent dog training books, both paperback and e-book.

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